Snacks & Candy

Snacks and candy category news for the convenience store retail industry.

This year’s Sweets & Snacks Expo yielded its usual bounty of trends. Here are 10 that sparked the curiosity of the CSP editors who attended.

Spices up limited-time chip rollout with travel-related prizes

PLANO, Texas -- The Lay’s potato-chip brand is bringing four international flavors--Brazilian Picanha, Chinese Szechuan Chicken, Greek Tzatziki and Indian Tikka Masala--to its chips in the United States through the Passport to Flavor program. Brazilian Picanha : The potato chip captures the flavor...

Three in four Americans willing to pay extra for snacks with high-quality ingredients

CHICAGO -- As Americans move away from traditional meal occasions, snacking more throughout the day, consumers are seeking healthier snacking options. This trend is seen largely as a boon to convenience stores. Three in four (73%) consumers are willing to pay extra for snacks made with high-quality...

Private-equity firm targeting opportunities in healthy-snack sector
Snack maker adding ‘The South’s Original Potato Chip’ to its portfolio
Retailers boost snack sales with better-for-you-items
Many millennials shunning three-meals-a-day habit in favor of snacking
Snack cake, candy combo intended to ‘elevate the brownie experience’
Growth opportunities still exist apart from day-part, says report
Twinkies maker gets new ownership, capital